Encyclopedia about the Arctic region, explaining polar phenomena and scientific terminologyLearn More
Citizen environmental monitoring carried out at participating schoolsLearn More
A chance for students and their teachers to win a trip to an Arctic stationLearn More
Introductory webinars, lessons' recordings, promo materials
Virtual classes from Arctic research stations by scientist
This is the main component of the EDU-ARCTIC program. Transmissions from polar stations, will be provided for schools. Additionally, to raise the attractiveness and diversity of scientific subjects, some special transmissions with selected experts in polar research and Earth sciences will be provided by other institutions. Online lessons will be dealing with the following disciplines and research topics: environmental sciences, geophysics (seismology, Earth magnetism), geology, geomorphology, climatology, climate change, atmospheric chemistry and physics, hydrology, ecology, soil science, oceanography, microbiology, marine, biology, biodiversity, paleoecology, limnology and additionally anthropology, the sociology of Arctic regions, human biology and medicine, genetics, zoology, biology and to some extent socio-humanities.
When sea levels rise rapidly, as they have been doing, even a small increase can have devastating effects on coastal habitats. Should we expect catastrophic floods? What does good old Archimedes have to say?What is the physics behind those processes?
In the Arctic the risk of accidents and major threats to life can be caused by geo-, cryo-, hydro-, and biosphere, so risk assessment of natural hazards threatening people’s lives and infrastructure is essential. During this lesson not only the conditions such as strong winds, low temperatures, and icing will be presented, but I will also discuss safety routines during fieldwork and share my 10 years experience in how to operate in a safe and environmental manner in the high Arctic.
Laser scanning is a modern and relatively unknown method of Earth observation. On this lesson you will learn what is a laser scanner, the basic principles behind its workings and where is this new technology used.
Working in a polar station for a whole year, often called "wintering", is a challenge for the human body. And not only because of the weather conditions, but also as a result of being in a small group of people with whom we interact every day.
Historia wyprawy , która nie osiągnęła celu odkrywczego – przejścia z Morza Weddela na Morze Rossa przez biegun południowy, ale stała się przykładem niezwykłej wytrwałości uczestników i doskonałego kierowania wyprawą.
Although glaciers seem almost motionless, their mass movement is one of the most powerful forces shaping the Earth's surface. Glacial ice movement together with the transported material destroy the bedrock, erode slopes of valleys, reshape existing landforms, move and accumulate material on sides, at the bottom and in the forehead of glaciers. During this lesson you will have an opportunity to see how this landorms look like.
Encyclopedia about the Arctic region, explaining polar phenomena and scientific terminology
A chance for students and their teachers to win a trip to an Arctic station
EDU-ARCTIC invites pupils from secondary schools across Europe and outside to join the Arctic Competition with their teachers and develop a science project or an innovation project designed for an arctic environment. Young students and their teachers who are fascinated by disciplines such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics, though not yet scientists, will have the opportunity to take part in a scientific expedition in the Arctic. The Arctic competition is for teams of one pupil, aged 13 to 20, and one teacher. Participating teams can come from secondary schools across Europe and outside. The participation in the Arctic competition is voluntary. You can ask questions about the competition before deciding whether or not to participate. Even if you do agree to participate, you may withdraw yourself from the project at any time, without giving a reason and without penalty.
The EDU-ARCTIC Fora were held in 3 European countries
The French Educators’ Forum was held at the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines in Guyancourt, (Earth Sciences and Climatology Campus OVSQ) from 21 to 22 September 2017. 16 teachers from 8 countries (Greece, Italy, Albania, Romania, Cyprus, Serbia, Portugal and Macedonia) participated.
Educators’ Forum in Poland was held in Warsaw, from 23 to 24 September 2017. The hosting institution was Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences. 38 teachers from 15 countries (Albania, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, FYR Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia) participated.
The Educators’ Forum in Norway took place near Oslo, 18 October 2017. The hosting institution was the Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO), one of the consortium members of EDU-ARCTIC. 16 participants from 12 countries (Greece, Faroe Islands, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Poland, Switzerland, Denmark, Italy, Albania, Macedonia and Romania) were present.